Hat Yai, Thailand

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Hat Yai is the town in southern Thailand that is frequented by many travelers passing through from and to Malaysia. It is a well known travel hub, a medical centre and a shopping haven for Thai people. Downtown Hat Yai is fairly unremarkable and is compartmentalized into shopping are entertainment areas. Getting around town is fairly easy and cheap by motorcycle taxi and even cabs are relatively cheap. Its highlight is the floating market that serves numerous type of Thai delicacies from range from ordinary to exotic. Hat Yai also houses the third-largest reclining Buddha image in Thailand.

Bandar Melaka

Malacca City is the capital city Melaka state. The highlight of the city is its center called Jonker Street. It is located in Chinatown and is known for its antique shops and night market. The site has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Malacca city offers lots of historical sites and buildings, especially from the Portuguese and Dutch era. Malacca used to be colonized by these two colonial powers before it was taken over by the British. There are also other attractions like the cultural village, crocodile farm and many more.

Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. One cannot say they have visited Malaysia if they never step on Kuala Lumpur. As the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur hosts many grand government and national buildings and organisations.  Kuala Lumpur is not only the food capital of the world, It represents the true essence of multi ethnic and multi cultural society. Kuala Lumpur with its metropolitan status is the city that never sleep. It always has something to offer to everyone whatever the background or the passion is.


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Ipoh is the capital city of Perak. It offers various of gastronomical feast. In every nook and corner of Ipoh, there will be an old school kopitiam where regulars would frequent to enjoy the thick coffee. It is the origin city of old town white coffee. Traditional food like Muah Chee, Chee Cheong fan, Assam Laksa, beansprout chicken, nasi vanggey, curry mee and many more can be found in Ipoh. Ipoh also provides a relaxing environment for the city dwellers to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Now with its own theme park. It attracts more people to come and spend their time in the city.



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Sekinchan is a small town located in Sabak Bernam, Selangor. Sekinchan is often visited for its paddy field view and fresh seafood. Besides being a fishing village, Sekinchan is also known as one of the major rice producing areas of Malaysia. The vast, well-irrigated and organized paddy fields around Sekinchan produce one of the highest yields of rice in the country. There are some rice millers in the area where locally produced rice can be purchased.


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Taiping is located in Perak. It is the wettest area in Malaysia. Taiping is really a beautiful area. It offers a botanical lake garden, a zoo, a majestic view of the mountain range and a great experience at the fishing village nearby. It has two waterfalls and offers lots of galleries and museum for the visitors. The highlight of Taiping is the trip to the Maxwell Hill. For those thrill seekers, they shouldn’t miss a change to stay a night or two at the top of Maxwell Hill. The hill is said to be haunted at night but the beautiful view really makes up for it. Taiping also has a coffee factory if one wants to try the locally produced coffee.



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Putrajaya is the third federal territory of Malaysia. This is where the center of the Malaysian government’s administration takes place. Besides being coined as the administration city, Putrajaya is known for it magnificent architecture. The whole city is planned very thoroughly and it takes more than 10 years to complete it. The city has eight beautifully constructed bridges, each with its own architecture inspired by various grand architecture all over the world. It also has 13 beautiful parks.



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Kemaman is located south of Terengganu and sharing its border with Cherating. Besides its beautiful beaches like Kemasik Beach, Teluk Mak Nik, Telaga Simpul Beach, Cagar Hutan Beach, and Ma’Daerah Beach, Kemaman also has several fishing villages along its river. Kemaman also has a zoo called Kemaman Zoo and a museum. There are lots of Terengganu delicacies can be found along the road such as satar, nekbat, lemang and otak-otak.

Kota Bharu

siti khadijah

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Kota Bharu is a capital city and royal seat of Kelantan. It is home to many mosques, various museums, the unique architecture of the old royal palaces and former royal buildings in the center of town. It also has one of the famous market in Malaysia called Pasar Siti Khadijah where the vendors are uniquely monopolized by the women. Besides groceries, traditional food and traditional textiles like batik or songket,  there are lots of goldsmith shops can be found around the market.